19 Apr '12, 6pm
Lovely @LEOysterBar writeup by @LesleyLA for @AngelenoMag - The Pearl of #SilverLake (via @laocfoodie)
The same guests fill L&E, a concept Lancaster hit upon after a trip to Boston in 2008, when he discovered oyster bars such as B&G Oysters and Neptune Oyster. He thought, “We’re in a coastal city, why don’t we have these in L.A.?” So he partnered with a Covell regular, Tyler Bell, a restaurateur from Alabama who happens to know a lot about oysters. Lancaster says “oyster nerd” Bell is a kindred spirit who lights up about bivalves the way he and Matthew Kaner, wine director for both Bar Covell and L&E, get preoccupied with wine. At the oyster bar, the small, eclectic list features Graham Beck Brut, a South African sparkler, and Fruitiere Melon de Bourgogne, a French muscadet—perfect pairings for Sunset Beach oysters from Washington, Chincoteagues from Virginia, Cajun crawfish pie, or any of chef Spencer Bezaire’s other concoctions.